UCF Physics

Category Archives: 2009

Spring 2010 Course Innovation Project: Sustainability

Date: Tuesday Dec. 01st, 2009 Spring 2010 Course Innovation Project: Sustainability Submission deadline: Friday, December 18, 2009 The Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning is calling for the submission of proposals by UCF full-time faculty members who wish to modify a course with UCF’s Unifying Theme of sustainability, the environment, and global climate change. Faculty …Read more

Roldan Cuenya Recognized at International Exhibition

Date: Monday Nov. 30th, 2009 Beatriz Roldan Cuenya, an Associate Professor in the Department of Physics with joint appointments at UCFs NanoScience Technology Center and the Department of Environmental Engineering, has received the 2009 Peter Mark Memorial Award. The presentation was made last week at the annual international symposium and exhibition of the American Vacuum …Read more

Doing the Math to Find the Good Jobs

Date: Monday Nov. 30th, 2009 Mathematicians Land Top Spot in New Ranking of Best and Worst Occupations in the U.S. Nineteen years ago, Jennifer Courter set out on a career path that has since provided her with a steady stream of lucrative, low-stress jobs. Now, her occupation — mathematician — has landed at the top …Read more

Unifying Theme Writing Competition

Date: Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2009 Our Planet. Our Education. Our Future. Submissions are due Monday, February 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm. Instructions The Unifying Theme Writing Competition is open to all current UCF undergraduate students. This year’s theme, “The Environment and Global Climate Change: Our Planet. Our Education. Our Future.” asks entrants to consider the …Read more

The UCF Planetary Sciences Group

Date: Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2009 Have you ever been interested in how our solar system formed? What would happened if a planet was hit by a comet? Are we alone in the universe? The UCF Planetary Sciences group uses NASA probes, powerful telescopes, and supercomputers to investigate these questions. Over the next few years the …Read more

UCF Winter Workshop 2010: Exoplanets for Planetary Scientists

Date: Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2009 A cross-disciplinary scientific workshop for exoplanetaryresearchers and students from both the stellar and planetary communities, this workshop features introductory reviews, regular oral and poster sessions with the latest research results, and plenty of scheduled time for interaction and collaboration. News: 2009-11-20 We are still accepting abstracts! 2009-11-16 Ball Aerospace is generously …Read more

Suborbital science goes public

Date: Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2009 Amazon.com billionaire Jeff Bezos’ usually secretive Blue Origin rocket venture raised the curtain today on three research experiments that are slated to take suborbital journeys on its prototype spaceship in two years’ time. For years, Blue Origin has been working on a vertical-launched rocket that could someday take passengers on an automated trip …Read more

UCF Space Experiment to Fly on New Rocket Ship

Date: Tuesday Nov. 24th, 2009 A UCF physics experiment that could help explain the birth of the solar system has been selected to fly aboard a new generation of rocket ship. The experiment, which will gather data and test theories on the formation of planets, will fly aboard New Shepard. Blue Origin, which is developing the next-generation …Read more